Posting Number FAC498P
Quick Link for Internal Postings https: // jobs.wcu.edu/postings/17979
Classification Title Assistant/Associate Professor
Working Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice - Engineering
Department School of Engineering & Technology
WCU, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has adopted a “Get Vaccinated or Get
Tested” policy effective September 15, 2021. This will require you demonstrate
evidence of full vaccination upon hire or be subject to regular testing.
The primary location of this position is on the main Cullowhee, NC campus.
This is a nine-month fixed-term position at the rank of Assistant or
Associate Professor of Practice. Rank will be determined at point of hire.
Responsibilities include teaching, scholarship, advising, curriculum
development, engagement with regional business and industry, and a commitment
to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Anticipated begin work date is August
2022. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a
candidate has been selected for hire.
Applicants should have an interest to teach at the undergraduate level in one
or more of the following areas:
● Industrial Control
● Electrical Power
● Signal Processing
● Analog and Digital Communications
Applicants with laboratory and practical experiences are highly desirable.
Applicants with experience in more than one area of need will be reviewed
About the Region:
Western Carolina University (WCU) is a 12,000-student regional comprehensive
university in the University of North Carolina system. As the westernmost
institution in the UNC system, WCU attracts students from around the globe for
its nationally ranked programs, affordability through NC Promise and
exceptional student support. Recognized as a top adventure college and
surrounded by the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains, students can explore
the region's vast natural diversity through unrivaled experiential learning
and recreational activities.
WCU offers 120 undergraduate programs and more than 50 graduate programs. The
campus is located in the picturesque Cullowhee valley between the Great Smoky
and Blue Ridge Mountains, midway between Charlotte and Atlanta. WCU is 50
miles west of Asheville, NC, a city with vibrant art, entertainment, food, and
culture scenes, and only 20 miles west of Waynesville, NC, the largest town in
Western North Carolina. The entire region is noted for its excellent quality
of life and access to outdoor activities with WCU recently being voted the Top
Adventure College in the mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions by Blue Ridge
Commitment to Diversity/Equity:
All departments within the College of Engineering and Technology at Western
Carolina University are committed to attracting and retaining an academically
and culturally diverse community of faculty. We value our faculty's and
staff's unique identities and varied experiences. As a college community, we
are dedicated to creating an equitable and inclusive environment where ethical
teaching and workplace practices are centered to build a more just workplace.
Faculty and staff engage positivity-focused perspectives as allies and
collaborators where potential for impactful change and movement toward greater
diversity, equity, and inclusivity are goals. Racial and ethnic minoritized
individuals, women, and members of other underrepresented groups are
encouraged to apply.
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by
the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged
university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a
commitment to public engagement through their teaching and service.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position
A minimum of three years of relevant industry experience, or documented
equivalent, are required. At least a Master's degree in Electrical and/or
Computer Engineering or Engineering is required prior to the starting date.
Position Type Permanent Full-Time
Number of Hours Per Week
Number of Months Per Year 9
Open Date 11/19/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Candidates must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statement of
teaching and pedagogical plans, unofficial transcripts, and complete contact
information for a minimum of three professional references to complete the
For additional information or questions contact Dr. Hugh Jack: telephone
828-227-2775, visit https:// et.wcu.edu, or email email@example.com
The review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled.
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks.
Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.
Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of
all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights
and responsibilities, please visit www. dhs.gov/E-Verify. Proper documentation
of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.
All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified
within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are
required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment.
Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree
which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.
Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender
identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information;
political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with
applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the
policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University
promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities,
women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and
interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of
the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building,
Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111
Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all
universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs,
discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal
activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university
policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire
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